It's that moment when you ask for questions after your conference speech. That moment when you know you've done it—given your first successful speech at a conference. But hold on. Because you might have just given your first speech. Yet you still have to take conference speech questions. And there's some technique to doing that.
Now we all know that it's not rocket science. But there is some technique involved with you answering questions from your conference speech audience. And that's not dissimilar to answering questions in other scenarios. Although you do, of course, have an audience. And everyone's looking at you.
To help you prepare for your next conference speech questions session, here are some pointers.
How You Can Take Your Conference Speech Questions
Boris Johnson Takes Questions With Style
These simple pointers should help you with your conference speech question and answers session. And once you've done that, then you should relax. Job done.
Keep Your Cool When You Take Audience Questions
Unfortunately you will, on occasions, have to take an idiotic or vexatious question once in a while. That's your job. And it's also your job to keep cool, polite and calm. Joe Biden just about managed to keep it together after this Town Hall style speech in Iowa. Perhaps the rolling cameras forced the issue for him?
Of course you can always discover plenty of other public speaking tips with our regular series of top tips for speakers, podcasts and videos to help with your next speech. And, with more than 100 top tips, there's something here for every opportunity. Plus, when you are ready for further improvement with your public speaking skills and confidence, then please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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